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Toyota Camry, Sedan
#1826 of 5336 Re: 2007 Camry [lmacmil]
Mar 15, 2006 (12:18 pm)
You are probably right, most folks who purchase Lexus's would not consider the Camry. However, you have to remember that the ES-350 is the entry level Lexus, ie. poor man's Lexus. My wife and I drove the ES-330 in 1999 and in 2005 before purchasing our 4 cylinder XLE Camrys and in reality the ES-330 is a Camry with a few exta bells and whistles. In our opinion, the minimal extras were not worth and other $12 to $15K just to say you were driving a Lexus. With the new features on the 2007 XLE 6 cylinder Camry, I believe the gap between the ES-350 and 2007 Camry is even smaller yet the price difference has grown larger.
I say buy the Camry and invest the difference, save money on insurance, and know you have Lexus quality and dependability at Toyota prices! But to each his own, that is what makes the world great!
#1827 of 5336 Re: [tidewater]
Mar 15, 2006 (12:25 pm)
You want a recommendation on Special ordering a Toyota, then I only have 2 words for you, "FORGET IT"! You will never be able to get what you want and it will a frustating and long drawn out process. I am big big fan of Toyota and think they make the best vehicles in the world for the value and quality they offer. However, you must remember, Toyota believes they know more about what you want based on the region of the country you live in than you do. Therefore, you pretty much have to pick from what they know you already want or else you will be very disappointed if you try the impossible, a special order. Plus, your ability to make a deal on a special order is almost zilch! Try to identify what you want most and work within what the dealer is assigned so you can get a great Toyota vehicle, otherwise, you may never get one. Most dealers promise the ability to do a special order but when you get serious, they will weasle out!
Good luck. My advice, wait 3 or 4 months then pick something off the lot!
#1828 of 5336 Re: 2007 Camry [tuffy]
Mar 15, 2006 (12:25 pm)
I agree with all of those points, with one caveat: Lexus dealer service is not to be compared with the average Toyota dealer, never mind the occasional bad apple that makes the Toyota brand score so low in consumer surveys. There are people out there who are willing to pay for that difference. I'm not one of them, but I understand the rationale involved...
#1829 of 5336 Re: TMV pricing for 07s is up [mary99]
Mar 15, 2006 (12:40 pm)
Is there an annual fee to upgrade the Navigation system each year with street and address changes?
#1830 of 5336 Towing
Mar 15, 2006 (12:41 pm)
The last model was able tow 3,500lbs (6cyl) and 2,000lbs (4cyl). Can anyone tell me what the new model can tow? Thanks.
#1831 of 5336 Re: 2007 Camry [jrct9454]
Mar 15, 2006 (12:51 pm)
That is true, Lexus service is outstanding! But they are also very very pricy as a regular oil change can be over $50. I reckon the old saying is still true in most instances, "you get what you pay for"!
#1832 of 5336 Re: Towing [petl]
Mar 15, 2006 (12:53 pm)
I saw that the new model is only 1000 in towing cap.
#1833 of 5336 Re: Cost for Base LE [cacivic]
Mar 15, 2006 (1:21 pm)
I graduated from undergrad, and then pursued an MBA. I'm sure if you talk to the dealership they will work to find a way to get you the rebate.
As for the question for the color, my wife picked the dark gray (I'm not sure if it has a fancy alternative name).
#1834 of 5336 Homelink available on SE?
Mar 15, 2006 (1:32 pm)
Is Homelink available on the SE? I didn't see it on the options list.